How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Algeria

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from an Algerian power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're travelling to Algeria these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate using their standard types F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Algeria from another region please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a city such as Algiers or Oran read the Algeria Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the location.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in Algeria

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Algeria by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Algeria?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Algerians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Algeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Algeria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Algerian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from the Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Algerian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with an Algerian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using an Algerian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria Wikipedia web page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters